Stewardship

What’s Stewardship?
Stewardship is an ethic that embodies responsible planning and management of resources. We are stewards of our environment. Take care of one of our greatest natural resources?the Great Lakes!

Get informed. Read, teach and practice the Leave No Trace Seven Principals.

Get involved. Like Western Upper Peninsula Water Trail on Facebook, a growing hub of conversation for paddling Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

Be active. Michigan’s obesity rate is over 30%. Getting outdoors and on the water is just one way to one way to address this growing problem.

Report concerns. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies. For other concerns, contact the respective property owner, if known, or local sheriff.

Facts about the greatest of Great Lakes & Lake Superior:

  • Covers 31,700 square miles; about the same size as Maine!
  • Lake Superior could hold all of the water from all of the other Great Lakes plus three more Lake Eries!
  • Chicago?s Sears Tower could fit in the deepest spot, with only a few floors above the water!
  • If Lake Superior?s shoreline were unraveled into a highway, it would extend from Duluth, Minnesota to Miami, Florida!
  • Contains three quadrillion (3,000,000,000,000,000) gallons of water!
  • Is the cleanest, clearest and coldest of the Great Lakes.
  • Is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, about a seven day journey from Duluth/Superior via the St. Lawrence Seaway.